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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 5, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas World HvraU February EPA issues ban on EDB under pressure from states AP It was a national and for months the states pleaded for a national It finally came when the En vironmental Protection Agency all but banned the agricultural use of a fumigant used to kill insects in the soil and in grain storage But it took pushing and prodding from Florida and several other states alarmed last year when highly toxic ethylene dibromide started showing up in ground water and food mixes to get the federal agency to set national state leaders The federal action forbids use of EDB as a fumigant for fighting insects in stored grains and in grain milling machinery and suggests safety standards for food containing EDB The government had previously suspended the use of EDB as a soil The which are only guidelines for the allow EDB residues of 30 parts per billion ppb in readytoeat ISO parts for foods that require cooking before eating and 900 parts for raw grain intended for human State leaders said Friday they welcomed tighter national but accused the Reagan ad ministration of foot Some said the history of EDB regulation was an example of the tail the worried states wagging the dog the slowtoact federal It has been 10 years since the National Cancer Institute identified EDB as a said Florida Bob The Environmental Protection Agency should act promptly to avoid further delays in protecting American Florida officials say the lack of federal regulations forced the state to take a tough regulatory posture that eventually prodded the federal government to I think weve been slow in regulating EPA boss William Ruckelshaus acknowledged said while visiting Dallas last It is bad stuff and it is a very potent but we dont have any evidence that it has harmed anyone nor do we have any that it Tests on laboratory some seven years have shown that EDB produces sperm disorders and liver EDB has drawn national attention less than a but has a long history in industry and It has been registered as a pesticide since Most perhaps 90 percent was used as a fuel additive and the rest in A key farming use was soil fumigation to fight destructive nematode In EDB had been used since 1961 to control But last it was found in When Florida agriculture officials learned of water contamination in they began testing drinking water By the end of Florida had found EDB in wells and ordered a halt to its use in the nematodecontrol RIO DE Brazil AP A band of including a woman with a small commandeered a Brazilian airliner on a domestic flight Saturday and forced the pilot to fly to Cuba after releasing all 158 passengers at a refueling stop in Passengers said some of the hijackers had Cuban authorities took the hijackers into custody when the plane landed at 300 miles southeast of and granted permission for the 14member crew to take the Cruzeiro Airlines Airbus back to according to government and airline They said no one was hurt in the The hijackers at least two men and a woman carrying a small child were believed to be Brazilians with no known connection to a political One passenger said there were at least seven Brazilian airliner makes detour to Cuba 158 passengers released in Surinam Flight 302 took off from Rio de headed for on the Amazon River in with several scheduled stops en The plane left one of those the northern city of San late Friday and before it reached the Amazon port city of Belem Saturday the hijackers entered the cockpit and diverted the a VarigCruzeiro Airlines spokesman It flew first to Zanderij Airport at on South Americas northern where the hijackers negotiated with Brazils Ambassador Luis Felipe They agreed to release the 158 passengers in return for maps and additional Brazils Foreign Ministry Officials in Surinam said Lambreia rejected the hijackers offer to release only women and children The airline had no breakdown on passengers A Argemiro said in a radio interview later that the passengers were never in formed of the hijack and at first thought bad weather had caused cancellation of the Belem By the we knew we had been he but we didnt know where we He said he and others on the flight counted seven or eight including several one of whom was carrying a child about a year He said they boarded the plane during a stop at Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernando Pericas said in the We believe the hijackers were a a young child and another Confusion reigns on Reagan budget WASHINGTON AP President Reagan unveiled his deficitswollen for the 1985 budget last but in no time at all some of his key advisers made it clear the Reagan team didnt have its heart in Even the president seemed to be shying away from the budget and its enormous deficits projected years into the He described the red ink as totally unacceptable but said he wouldnt offer a solution until next year after the a longsimmering feud bet ween presidential economist Martin Feldstein and Treasury Secretary Donald Regan boiled with Regan I support this budget apparently he The result is a sense of confusion within the administration and in on Wall Street and on Main Street over the newly released budget and whether it is even meant to be taken The problem is seen as stemming from the administrations growing frustration with the deficits perhaps more its distaste for politically risky steps to tackle the problem in an election There is disarray in the ad said Thomas Thom chief economist for San Fran AP news analysis Ciscos Crocker National No one in the administration or in Congress can afford to make the tough decisions this year to reduce the he Reagan acknowledged in the White Houses economic report to Congress that political considerations played a part in the fresh budget plan for the fiscal year that starts on He noted Congress unwillingness to accept his previous fiscal guides and said it was clear to me that we must wait until after this years election to enact spending reductions coupled with tax simplification that will eventually eliminate our budget Even before the unveiling of the budget the president called on Congress to join the administration in bipartisan negotiations to try to fashion a billion downpayment over three years to wash away some of the red The deficit hit a record billion in 1983 and its projected at billion in the 1985 budget Embryo transfer produces baby boy LONG AP The worlds first birth resulting from an embryo transfer could spawn a profitable adoptanembryo network for the company that developed the procedure and hopes to perform about implants in infertile Buttons proclaiming Its a Boy adorned lab coats Friday as doctors at Memorial Hospital announced that an unidentified California woman had given birth to a just beautiful child in the previous five to 10 Hes a perfectly healthy little said John head of the embryo transfer research project at HarborUCLA Medical which was funded by million from Fertility Genetics Research of The controversial and historic pregnancy ended 38 weeks and five days after the April 1983 embryo transfer at All details and including that of the were withheld at the Fortysix transfers have beenattempted by the research but only two have been Another baby is due in Buster In embryo a fertile woman is ar tificially inseminated with sperm from the husband of an infertile After five or six the embryo is washed out of the donors uterus and implanted in the infertile The procedure is different from invitro or testtube where a woman with blocked Fallopian tubes has her own egg removed and surgically implanted in her uterus after it is fertilized in a petri And unlike the testtube the embryotransfer procedure requires no Buster Democrats soften stance on Marines WASHINGTON AP Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee have agreed to remove language directly critical of the Reagan adminstration from a draft resolution urging with drawal of the Marines from a key member of the panel said Stephen said the Democratic committee members also had agreed to in sert language endorsing the continued presence of the Sixth Fleet offshore and asserting that Syria bears main responsibility for the failure to reach an accord in The changes are intended to broaden the base of support for the which is set to go before the full committee for a vote next Solarz At the same the resolution would continue to call for prompt and orderly withdrawal of the Marines based at Beiruts airport as part of a multinational peacekeeping President when asked about the Lebanon told reporters Wednesday Im not going to pay any attention to House Speaker Thomas contended that we tried to build a bipartisan but when it fails we have a responsibility to speak out against Although the resolution would not carry the force of it would demonstrate a reversal of congressional sentiment from last when both the Democratrun House and the Republicanled Senate voted to allow Reagan to keep the Marines in Beirut through midApril of As originally the PAULLAXALT warning resolution described ad ministration policy in Lebanon as a failure that has led to widespread concern among the American people and failed to impress upon the government of Lebanon the urgent need for it to develop a viable reconciliation Such language drew fire from GOP members of the Foreign Affairs Paul chairman of Reagans reelection said Saturday congressional Democrats were playing a dangerous game by pushing for prompt withdrawal of the In a Cable News Network in Laxalt said there was every indication that Syrian President Hafez Assad would sit tight as long as he thinks theres a chance that theres going to be indecision and well walk away from the Falling jobless rate spurs talk of full employment WASHINGTON AP Steadily improving civilian unemployment is reviving talk of an America where jobs would be plentiful and only those with little education or work skills would be left President applauding the decline in the national jobless rate to 8 percent in vowed late last week that Im not going to be satisfied until everyone who wants a job can find But in his economic message to Congress two days Reagan acknowledged that his ad ministrations forecast of jobless rates through 1989 would miss the 4 percent unemployment goal stated in the HumphreyHawkins Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of Economists in and out of government differ on the definition of full employment or natural unemployment the point in the American economy at which every person who can reasonably be expected to hold a job actually has The fullemployment named for Augustus and the late Hubert committed the government to achieving a civilian unemployment level of 4 percent by the end of That legislation assumed that most joblessness is caused by cyclical swings in the business cycle and that some unemployment will always exist because of structural problems meaning a certain number of people are destined to unemployment because of the lack of Although Americas joblessness has plunged dramatically since the depths of the 198182 when the rate peaked at percent in November some 9 million people remain of ficially Under the HumphreyHawkins full employment the ranks of the unemployment would total about million and those remaining out of work would be the hardcore unskilled Reagan said the 4 percent unemployment goal is also a high priority for this but he noted administration forecasts joblessness to fall no lower than percent by Paul Attorney at Law 352 Landa New Tx 78130 512 6295877 512 6292920 TAX RETURN PREPARATION Competitive Rates 6258897 Schuler Elley CPA 405 Seguin Lebanese official offers to resign Lebanon AP Prime Minister Shafik Wazzan said Saturday he la prepared to resign to pave the way for a National Salvation Cabinet to end the fighting between Moslem militiamen and the Lebanese Shiite Moslem militiamen drove army troops back from a fiercely contested entrance to Beirut on and a Shiite leader called on Moslem Cabinet members to Police said 58 people have been killed and 154 wounded in three days of fighting at a southern highway entrance to a told reporters he met with three Moslem members of his ninemember Cabinet and also had discussed the resignation of his Cabinet with President Amin Wazzan said he agreed on the necessity for change and resignation with the minister of Bahaeddin al a Sunni Minister of Health Adnan Mrouwa and Minister of Commerce Ibrahim both This stemmed from our conviction that all factions should inevitably participate in shouldering the responsibilities in the current grave situation to prevent further deterioration and to work Wazzan said in a statement to Fighting broke out at the Galerie Semaan entrance to Beirut on and Shiite and Druse areas have been Fires burned out of control in many areas Saturday and police said thousands of people hid in basements and A few hours before Wazzan issued his Lebanons top Shiite Moslem militia commander called on the Moslem Cabinet ministers to resign and urged Moslems in the Lebanese army to lay down their Crazy murder suspect saved from crowd AP An exconvict suspected of killing a raping a teenager and robbing a bank in a sixday rampage was hustled out of town for his own safety after an angry crowd gathered following his police A manhunt by 300 officers using bloodhounds ended Friday with the arrest of Thomas Sparks who was discovered in heavy underbrush in a rural area about 60 miles north of New New Orleans police Detective Romallis Stukes described Sparks as crazy and released last April after 12 years in a federal penitentiary for bank was shot and slightly wounded in the said Chuck a spokesman for the Tangipahoa Parish While Sparks was being treated for the gunshot wound at LallieKemp Charity Hospital in an angry crowd gathered We had to get a targe number of deputies out there to get him from the hospital to the Reed REAL ESTATE CAREER Weekend prelicensing class will begin 18 IN 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